How to treat burns

By Drum Digital
29 January 2014

Here are the do's and don't.

Hold the burnt area under cool (not ice-cold) running water until it hurts a little less.

Apply a sterilised gauze bandage.

Don’t use cotton wool because the tiny fibres might stick to the burn.

The purpose of the bandage is to air off the wound and to protect blistered skin from infection.

Painkillers such as aspirin can also be administered.

Don’t put ointment on the skin.

This could cause infection.

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